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Wednesday, July 27

TdF 2016, Days 15 to 17

July 27, 2016 Posted by Vaire , ,
TdF 2016, Day 15

Day 15

Loads of plying done. First off, all the 12 miniskeins from the class, and then the first ply of the crepe rainbow.

In the end I did decide to use an Andean plying bracelet and a spindle for plying each of the drafts. It was much slower this way, but I love how the 2-ply looks, so that's what I chose.

TdF 2016, Day 15

I want to use each yarn as a stripe in Löwenzahn socks. I am hoping that each colour is enough for two stripes (one on each sock). The rainbow yarns are uneven, different thicknesses, different textures, but I think I can get away with it.

Challenge Day

I finished off the superwash singles and did my best to felt them as much as I could by giving the yarn alternate hot and cold (ice water) treatment, rubbing it, and wringing the yarn. We'll see if any of that helped to make it stay together.

TdF 2016, Day 16

I want to make a shawlette out of this that would showcase the gradient.

Day 17

Finished the crepe miniskein, and started a palate clenser.

TdF 2016, Day 17

The black merino/silk blend is absolutely stunning in daylight. The colourway name Aurora Borealis is spot on, the silk shimmers in the black like northern lights do in the sky. I am aiming for 2-ply fingering weight to knit another shawlette. I haven't decided on a pattern yet. Something lacy maybe?